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8th December 2022 at 5:14 pm #87483Paarush_Dhawan14Participant
any ideas on how to solve 9b9th December 2022 at 10:45 am #87486someoneParticipant
look at the layout of the text (in groups of 5)
compare the text’s features with previous codes9th December 2022 at 10:46 am #87488BirdieParticipant
Is there any way to brute force it? As it is double coded, how do we know when we have solved the first step correctly? Or do we have to try every combination for the first AND second decrypt?
I’d like to think there’s a better method.
[Is there anything in the text that suggests something unusual? Harry]9th December 2022 at 10:47 am #87491f6exbParticipant
Have you already solved 8B?9th December 2022 at 12:50 pm #87493Rose27Participant
Does anyone want to offer some more support/ clues if they have done it ?10th December 2022 at 6:15 pm #87495traingirlParticipant
Sometimes double coding adds up to a single cipher. I solved it as a single. Look at Harry’s tips, that should be enough.10th December 2022 at 6:16 pm #87502marilysfmParticipant
Harry is being clever and trying to cover up a transposition cipher you would not expect, I have no idea what the first one is but I might have an idea about the second one…10th December 2022 at 6:17 pm #87503A1PHA_L3G3NDParticipant
I found this cipher cipher very intriguing, but all I can say is to read everything, and I mean everything Harry has given you in the tips because it will help you.
The key is simple to bruteforce but that is not what you need to worry about.10th December 2022 at 6:17 pm #87504A1PHA_L3G3NDParticipant
It’s also pretty obvious if you cracked the first encryption but read Harry’s words again10th December 2022 at 9:54 pm #87489FrazzaCParticipant
For this early on, all I shall say if you are in despair is read the blocks and find an anomaly and analyse it to create the basis of decryption10th December 2022 at 9:55 pm #87496BobDParticipant
Transposition, with a twist. Loads of cribs.10th December 2022 at 9:56 pm #87517CipherQueenParticipant
How does 9a help? Harrys tips offer nothing obvious to my eye10th December 2022 at 9:57 pm #87518HarryKeymaster
Lots of good questions and some useful tips here. A few more that I will publish tomorrow morning! Keep going,
Harry11th December 2022 at 9:00 am #87487Redstone83Participant
Should the first block in 9b start with 4 letters? Usually it is in groups of 5 up until the last block.11th December 2022 at 9:00 am #87514CrackerjackParticipant
Well, the starting word chunk is only 4 letters long whereas the rest of the text is in 5 letters word chunk. But what’s that supposed to mean?
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